I rarely recognize celebrities outside of scheduled appearances. A couple years ago, I had one of those occurrences when I saw Mancow Muller at the PopCon Milwaukee. Making it even odder, he recognized me.
Love him or not, you have to respect Mancow for a successful radio career spanning over 25 years. Radio is a tough enough business and it has gotten tougher in recent years, but Mancow has managed to stay in the game all of these years.
When I saw Mancow down the aisle from me at PopCon Milwaukee, I hesitated because I didn't want to bother him on his time. I decided to approach him because it was a rare chance. At first, I just greeted him and mentioned meeting him previously at a convention in Chicago. Mancow remembered me, because he did a short promo video including me. Since the exchange was pleasant, I asked for a picture and he was cool about it.
I let him be after that, but enjoyed watching him interact with some of his favorite celebrities. For those moments, he was just a regular fan, like the rest of us. I think his appreciation for other celebrities helps in his patience with annoying fans like me.
Mancow and me in Milwaukee, WI-November 2017.